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What questions should Gibson ask Palin?

Lots of answers I'd like to hear since in 15 days she hasn't answered a question from the media or done a town hall meeting with McCain to answer a citizen's question. What do you think she should be asked by Charlie Gibson?
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Gibson is screwed no matter what he asks. People will not be satisfied either way.
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I'm curious to see if her stance on abstinence-only education has changed since 2006. She gets a lot of heat for those old comments, but if she's willing to refine her positions based on experience and circumstances that gives her a plus in my book.
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I'm curios to she what she say's about Anwar. Both Obama and McCain don't want to drill there. I haven't heard lately if she is for it or against it. Being from Alaska maybe she can shed some light on the subject.
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Originally Posted by JOE29 View Post
I'm curios to she what she say's about Anwar. Both Obama and McCain don't want to drill there. I haven't heard lately if she is for it or against it. Being from Alaska maybe she can shed some light on the subject.
I think she wants Alaskans to decide, and she'd probably support drilling.
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Couldn't you just get her transcript to see all the classes she's taken?
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Originally Posted by JOE29 View Post
I'm curios to she what she say's about Anwar. Both Obama and McCain don't want to drill there. I haven't heard lately if she is for it or against it. Being from Alaska maybe she can shed some light on the subject.
I'm pretty sure she wants to drill there, and I'm pretty sure McCain does too and would reveal such after being elected. Can't flip flop on that one just yet.
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Why did you reverse your support of the "Bridge to Nowhere" but keep the $200 million?

Why do you pretend to be against pork-barrel spending when, per capita, Alaska receives the most of this funding?
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Why did you reverse your support of the "Bridge to Nowhere" but keep the $200 million?

Why do you pretend to be against pork-barrel spending when, per capita, Alaska receives the most of this funding?
Did Obama or Biden vote for that particular earmark?
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Did Obama or Biden vote for that particular earmark?
Of course you know that they both did. However, that's not the issue. I don't particularly care about the money- the government spends more money on stupider things all the time. I care about what it represents about Palin.
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Do you feel that the primary reasons you were picked are based upon your qualifications, electoral strategy, or a perception that you are someone that stands up against the good old boys?
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For what it's worth:

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/9741

The 20 questions we would ask Sarah Palin

Though Republican campaign handlers have resisted the clamoring of "elitist," mud-slinging reporters for a press conference with Sarah Palin, the VP nominee will sit down for her first campaign-trail interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson at some point later this week. While campaign advisor Rick Davis says she's not scared to answer questions, Palin is said to be enduring some intense cram sessions with foreign policy tutors like Joe Lieberman.

Her passport stamps may be few, but Palin and her supporters remain adamant that the barracuda has what it takes to roll with the world's most formidable leaders and even its heavy-hitting bullies. Among the list of credentials cited are Palin's role as commander of Alaska's National Guard, her stint as mayor, and, infamously, Alaska's close proximity to Russia.

We've put together a list of suggested questions for Gibson that we think will reveal how aware Palin is of the issues awaiting her in Washington as well as offer a glimpse of the potential world leader that lies beneath the lipstick-wearing hockey mom. Feel free to suggest some of your own.

1. In a broad and long-term sense, would you have responded differently to the attacks of 9/11?
2. Is Iraq a democracy?
3. What’s the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite?
4. What is your preferred plan for peace between Israel and Palestine? A two state solution? What about Jerusalem?
5. How do you feel about French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent visit to Syria? Do you believe the United States should negotiate with leaders like President Bashar al-Assad?
6. Nearly 40 percent of the world's population lives in China and India. Who are those countries' leaders?
7. Do you support the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, which would lift restrictions on sales of nuclear technology and fuel to India, a country which hasn’t signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty?
8. Other than more drilling, what steps do you suggest the U.S. take in order to move toward energy independence? Do you believe more investment is needed in alternative energy research? If so, how would you recommend this funding be allocated?
9. How would you balance concerns over human rights and freedom in China with the United States' growing economic interdependence with that country?
10. What's more important: securing Russia's cooperation on nuclear proliferation and Iran, or supporting Georgia's NATO bid? If Vladimir Putin called you on the phone and said, "It's one or the other," what would you tell him?
11. Critique the foreign policy of the last administration. Name its single greatest success, and its most critical failure.
12. What do you think will be the most defining foreign-policy issue in the next five years?
13. What role should the United States play in the global effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS? Should it support contraception, or abstinence only?
14. You've said that the federal government spends too much money. What, in your view, is the appropriate level of spending as a percentage of GDP?
15. You're an advocate of reducing environmental restrictions on drilling. How much oil needs to be found in the United States before the country achieves energy independence?
16. What are your picks for the three most enlightening books written on foreign policy in the last five years?
17. Who among the world's leaders can be listed as the top three friends of the United States and why?
18. In your opinion, which U.S. president was the most successful world leader and why?
19. Which U.S. political thinkers, writers, and politicians would you enlist to advise you on matters of foreign policy and why?
20. Who is the first world leader you'd like to meet with and why?
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Holy shit. I would actually pay to see her head explode with those questions.
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That reads more like a quiz than an interview.
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Of course you know that they both did. However, that's not the issue. I don't particularly care about the money- the government spends more money on stupider things all the time. I care about what it represents about Palin.

When they complain about Palin & earmarks to the Bridge to Nowhere, they're being hypocrites.

Hypocrisy is an issue.
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